The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 223 259 255
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 190 139 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 0.61% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 9.46% 7.47% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 106 86
Average daily rate
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£408 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.19% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £268 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
Average hourly rate £22.83 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2009 1862 1698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.06% 8.23% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1184 1009
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 145 150
Average hourly rate £18.24 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +38 52 £420 +23.07% 11
Croydon -5 8 £438 -20.45%
Wembley - 3 £290 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 307 (84.57%) VMware
2 284 (78.24%) Windows
3 205 (56.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 191 (52.62%) Active Directory
5 167 (46.01%) Microsoft
6 161 (44.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 146 (40.22%) Citrix
8 133 (36.64%) SAN
9 106 (29.20%) Cisco
10 97 (26.72%) XenApp
11 95 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 92 (25.34%) DNS
13 91 (25.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 86 (23.69%) SQL Server
15 81 (22.31%) MS Exchange
16 80 (22.04%) ITIL
16 80 (22.04%) Finance
17 76 (20.94%) HP
18 74 (20.39%) IIS
19 72 (19.83%) Linux
20 69 (19.01%) Firewall
21 67 (18.46%) NetApp
22 64 (17.63%) Hyper-V
23 61 (16.80%) PowerShell
24 60 (16.53%) vCloud
24 60 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2010
25 59 (16.25%) SQL
25 59 (16.25%) MS Excel
26 54 (14.88%) DHCP
27 51 (14.05%) WAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 81 (22.31%) MS Exchange
2 74 (20.39%) IIS
3 60 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (9.92%) OpenStack
5 35 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 33 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 32 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (7.44%) Lync
9 16 (4.41%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (3.03%) WebSphere
12 9 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (2.20%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.93%) Apache
15 5 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (1.38%) JBoss
16 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.83%) GlassFish
Applications
1 59 (16.25%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.71%) MS Office
3 12 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.99%) Office 365
3 28 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (6.61%) IaaS
5 15 (4.13%) PaaS
6 5 (1.38%) SaaS
7 4 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.10%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.83%) GitHub
8 3 (0.83%) Heroku
8 3 (0.83%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 133 (36.64%) SAN
2 92 (25.34%) DNS
3 69 (19.01%) Firewall
4 54 (14.88%) DHCP
5 51 (14.05%) WAN
6 49 (13.50%) VPN
7 47 (12.95%) NetScaler
8 44 (12.12%) VLAN
8 44 (12.12%) LAN
9 43 (11.85%) TCP/IP
10 41 (11.29%) NAS
11 27 (7.44%) Internet
11 27 (7.44%) MPLS
12 23 (6.34%) SSL
13 21 (5.79%) LDAP
14 18 (4.96%) Network Security
15 14 (3.86%) SNMP
15 14 (3.86%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (3.31%) SMTP
17 10 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (23.69%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.93%) Big Data
5 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.83%) Redis
7 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.83%) MySQL
7 3 (0.83%) RethinkDB
8 2 (0.55%) DB2
8 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (7.16%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.51%) Subversion
3 7 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.38%) MSI
5 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.83%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.28%) jMock
7 1 (0.28%) Maven
7 1 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.28%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Mockito
7 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 80 (22.04%) Finance
2 22 (6.06%) Banking
3 15 (4.13%) Back Office
4 10 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.20%) Legal
6 7 (1.93%) Publishing
7 6 (1.65%) Retail
7 6 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.65%) Law
8 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.83%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (21.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (14.60%) Architect
3 28 (7.71%) Server Engineer
4 27 (7.44%) Administrator
5 26 (7.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 25 (6.89%) Analyst
7 24 (6.61%) Consultant
7 24 (6.61%) Infrastructure Architect
8 22 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
9 19 (5.23%) VMware Engineer
10 18 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
11 17 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.68%) Support Engineer
12 15 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (4.13%) Citrix Engineer
13 12 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 11 (3.03%) Windows Administrator
14 11 (3.03%) Windows Server Engineer
14 11 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
15 10 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.16%) .NET
2 23 (6.34%) Web Services
3 7 (1.93%) Application Packaging
4 5 (1.38%) Middleware
4 5 (1.38%) SOAP
5 4 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (0.83%) WCF
6 3 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.83%) React
6 3 (0.83%) ZeroMQ
7 2 (0.55%) XML
7 2 (0.55%) RESTful
7 2 (0.55%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.28%) Spring
8 1 (0.28%) REST
8 1 (0.28%) PowerMock
8 1 (0.28%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.28%) Flash
8 1 (0.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.22%) Clustering
2 33 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (4.68%) Private Cloud
5 15 (4.13%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.86%) Blackberry
7 12 (3.31%) Thin Client
7 12 (3.31%) Fat Client
7 12 (3.31%) PKI
8 11 (3.03%) Replication
9 10 (2.75%) CLARiiON
10 9 (2.48%) Spread Betting
10 9 (2.48%) EqualLogic
11 8 (2.20%) Client/Server
11 8 (2.20%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.93%) FlexPod
13 6 (1.65%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.38%) Celerra
15 3 (0.83%) PDA
15 3 (0.83%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 284 (78.24%) Windows
2 161 (44.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (25.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (19.83%) Linux
6 39 (10.74%) Windows 7
7 31 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (6.34%) UNIX
9 11 (3.03%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.75%) SUSE
11 7 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.65%) AIX
12 6 (1.65%) CentOS
13 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.38%) VMS
14 3 (0.83%) Android
15 2 (0.55%) Solaris
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.04%) ITIL
2 50 (13.77%) Migration
3 39 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 31 (8.54%) DevOps
7 28 (7.71%) Service Delivery
8 25 (6.89%) Load Balancing
9 19 (5.23%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (4.13%) Project Management
11 13 (3.58%) SOA
11 13 (3.58%) Mentoring
12 12 (3.31%) Change Management
13 11 (3.03%) Data Analytics
13 11 (3.03%) Analytics
13 11 (3.03%) E-Discovery
13 11 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
14 10 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.80%) PowerShell
2 59 (16.25%) SQL
3 33 (9.09%) Python
4 31 (8.54%) Ruby
5 27 (7.44%) Perl
5 27 (7.44%) Java
6 21 (5.79%) PHP
7 19 (5.23%) VBScript
8 9 (2.48%) C
9 7 (1.93%) VB
10 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.83%) Haskell
11 3 (0.83%) Erlang
11 3 (0.83%) Clojure
11 3 (0.83%) C#
11 3 (0.83%) Go
12 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (9.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 26 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (6.89%) MCSE
5 19 (5.23%) CCNA
6 17 (4.68%) MCITP
7 16 (4.41%) Security Cleared
8 14 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (3.31%) CCNP
9 12 (3.31%) VCAP
9 12 (3.31%) Degree
10 10 (2.75%) VCP5
10 10 (2.75%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.20%) MCP
11 8 (2.20%) VCDX
12 6 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.65%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.10%) CCSA
13 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.13%) SLA
2 9 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.65%) QA
4 4 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 205 (56.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 191 (52.62%) Active Directory
3 97 (26.72%) XenApp
4 64 (17.63%) Hyper-V
5 60 (16.53%) vCloud
6 48 (13.22%) XenDesktop
7 37 (10.19%) VMware ESX
8 29 (7.99%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (7.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (3.03%) KVM
11 10 (2.75%) XenServer
12 8 (2.20%) NFS
12 8 (2.20%) UAG
13 7 (1.93%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.65%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.38%) Xen
15 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (1.10%) Firmware
16 4 (1.10%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (11.85%) Puppet
2 34 (9.37%) SCCM
3 26 (7.16%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (5.79%) SCOM
5 19 (5.23%) ZABBIX
6 11 (3.03%) EdgeSight
7 9 (2.48%) Nagios
8 7 (1.93%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.93%) ARCserve
9 6 (1.65%) vMotion
9 6 (1.65%) Rundeck
9 6 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.65%) HP SIM
10 5 (1.38%) WSUS
10 5 (1.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (1.38%) Icinga
10 5 (1.38%) SELinux
10 5 (1.38%) Kibana
10 5 (1.38%) FreeIPA
10 5 (1.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 307 (84.57%) VMware
2 167 (46.01%) Microsoft
3 146 (40.22%) Citrix
4 106 (29.20%) Cisco
5 76 (20.94%) HP
6 67 (18.46%) NetApp
7 40 (11.02%) EMC
8 39 (10.74%) Dell
9 38 (10.47%) Red Hat
10 37 (10.19%) IBM
11 28 (7.71%) CheckPoint
12 25 (6.89%) Juniper
13 23 (6.34%) AppSense
13 23 (6.34%) F5
14 20 (5.51%) Oracle
15 19 (5.23%) Perforce
15 19 (5.23%) Brocade
15 19 (5.23%) 3PAR
16 18 (4.96%) CommVault
16 18 (4.96%) New Relic
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